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GFPS approves stipend for staff

Posted at 9:31 AM, Nov 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 11:31:03-05

Great Falls Public School District trustees on Monday evening voted to approve a proposal to give "essential worker" stipends to district staff.

Board members agreed that the stipend was well-deserved because of the district staff's hard work during the pandemic.

All staff members regularly working over 20 hours a week will get $500; staff working less than 20 hours a week will get $250.

The district said that 1,329 staff members will qualify for the $500 stipend, and 172 will get the $250 stipend.

The money will come from the district's federal "CARES Act" grant. The stipends will be paid on December 10th.